Parvo Symptoms, Signs, Prevention, and Treatment

puppy at vet with parvo symptoms

Parvovirus (often known simply as parvo) is a deadly virus that can cause severe illness in young and unvaccinated dogs. We wanted to do our bit by outlining parvo symptoms, signs, and what you can do to treat and prevent parvo. Why now? There’s a parvo outbreak in NZ happening in 2022. Across 2021 and … Read more

Top Tips for Puppy Sleep Training

A happy pug has begun puppy sleep training

Are you awake all hours of the night with your new baby? We’re speaking of course about your adorable new puppy. Puppy sleep training may help your little one and of course you get some much needed shut-eye. The benefits of a well-trained pup go far beyond a happy sleeping schedule, too. Once your puppy … Read more

Cavort with the Cavoodle – Breed Profile and Traits


Ever heard of the Cavoodle? Well, considering there were almost 10,000 Google searches for the word ‘Cavoodle’ in New Zealand this month alone, you may very well have. With its button nose and tight curls it’s not hard to see why people want to know more. Cavoodle prices have skyrocketed in recent years, now going … Read more

Are Mixed-Breed Dogs Healthier Than Purebred Dogs?

Considering buying a doggo? You may be asking: “Are mixed breed dogs healthier than purebred dogs?” Sure, Yorkshire Terriers are adorable, but are you going to spend a fortune in vet bills for their sensitive tummies? And Alsatians are gorgeous too, but what about the potential for hip issues in these dogs? Could opting for … Read more

Our Top Tips for Great Dog Gut Health

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Dog gut health may not be something you’ve been thinking much about… if so, that may change with this article! Dogs need a healthy, balanced gut to live their best lives. Gut health impacts a number of things for your pup, including its immune system, weight, mental function (stress levels), skin/coat condition, dental condition and urinary … Read more

Dog Ear Cropping and Tail Docking – Yes or No?

tail docking and ear cropping

Many of us would hope the practice of dog ear cropping and tail docking is a thing of the past. Especially in NZ, where ear cropping and tail cropping of dogs doesn’t seem that it would be too common or popular. After all, it’s a procedure done purely for aesthetic reasons that causes issues for … Read more